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Heelwork

The heel work is very important for both retrievers and spaniels, even though the retriever is required to have a more exact heeling position than the spaniel. The aim is that the dog follows the handler, without the handler having to focus on the dog. We start the heel work training as soon as we can with our puppies and on this page you’ll find all our blog posts on the subject.

Gun dog heeling with Tod

This week’s blog post is a guest post from our colleage Åsa, from when her working labrador Tod was a young. We went to a completely new place this morning and had planned “fika” training (sitting down, having a snack, teaching the dog to settle), work on...

Heelwork webinar now available!

Would you like to improve your heelwork? Do you want to teach your dog to love walking by your side and walk to heel even with distractions? A lot of people participated in our heelwork challenge in February. We got lots of questions on how we train the dog to walk to...

And the winner is…

Reading through all entries in the contest was a real joy! Here are a few of your thoughts: Biggest challenge is to keep it fun bor both of us so as to be able to go through real distractions It has been a great experience to get training tipps every day and it was...

Heelwork webinar

The heelwork challenge that we’ve had the last couple of weeks has been so much fun! We’ve really enjoyed following all of you in your training! During the challenge we’ve recieved quite a few questions – and we believe that you have lots of...

Day 18: Will the heelwork ever be done?

Last day of the heelwork challenge! I hope that you feel that your heelwork has improved – at least mine has. I would like to send you some final, summary words – and of course know how many heelwork sessions you have done in the past few weeks. The one...

Day 16: Bouncing ball?

Something that often happens when walking to heel is that the dog gets a bit too excited and moves around like a bouncing ball – it walks a little too far ahead, jumps back, walks nicely a step or two, walks ahead a little too far, jumps back, and so on. It...
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